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anniversary stanley kurtz discusses "spreading the wealth: how obama is robbing the suburbs to pay for the cities" this is about half an hour. >> speaker stanley kurtz. she's going to talk on spreading the wealth. he's a senior fellow at the ethics and public policy center and an adjunct fellow with the institute with a special-interest in america's cultural war. she writes on family, feminism, homosexuality, affirmative action and campus political correctness. she helped publish a book entitled radical and chief which was exposing obama's lost years that nobody knows anything about. his new book is spreading the wealth. welcome mr. kurtz. [applause] thanks so much. it's great to be here. this is the second time i've had the privilege of addressing this group and i want to thank phyllis schlafly again for having me here. i always enjoy the defense. my topic today is obama's policy towards the suburbs. it's a remarkable issue and it doesn't get covered by the media. it's something people should know about. i'm going to get to that in the second but i cannot resist because i have an
presidential election and president obama's re-election team unit losed analytics. this event from the commonwealth club of california in san francisco is about an hour and fifteen minutes. you can find us on the internet at commonwealth club.org or download the iphone or android app for program and schedule information and pod cast of past programs. how is that for a lit ration. now it's my pleasure to intro-- introduce our speaker, columnist, and writer. jonathan alter. a writer and a contributor to the bloomberg. author of the new book we'll talk about "the center holds: obama and his enemies." as i he's an analyst and contributing correspondent. you've seen him on nbc and msnbc. he worked for almost thirty years writing more than fifty cover story. me wrote for "the new york times," the wall street, vanity fair, and the new republican. he's the author of other books fkd -- he is a, in my judgment, probably one of the preimminent experts in this country on president obama. we are pleased and honored to have him here tonight to speak about his new book. our thanks to jonathan alt
.. >>> up next on book tv the a did in the presidential election of barack obama. there were critical of the republican party and its nominee mitt while negligent to do the same with president obama. this is about 45 minutes. >> thank you, john and i. thanks to the heritage foundation for inviting me. i apologize ahead of schedule. so why a book about the media by yes? there is a shattering topic. when steve forbes came to me in 2010, he asked me how bad were the media in 2008 and i said 100% for barack obama. i said how is it going to be in 2012? i said worse and he laughed and said how can that be? the didn't care about john mccain. in 2012 they will not only be 100 percent in the tank for barack obama but to the feet of any republican challenging barack obama. so move forward to the end of the 2012 campaign. and i get a call from an editor at harper collins recommended that i do a book about the 2012 elections and suggesting the title "collusion" the media stole the 2012 elections. i have to confess i was cruel to the idea at first. one because i didn't think this was an e
obama saying the media was consistently critical of the republican party and the nominee, mitt romney, while negligent to do the same with barack obama. this is about 45 minutes. [applause] >> thank you, john, and my thanks to the harming foundation for inviting me. if i cough, i got a ticklish thing going on. i apologize ahead of schedule. okay. so why a book about the media bias? there's an earth shattering topic. when steve forbes came to me in 2010, we were chatting, and he asked me how bad were the media in 2008, really? i said, is 100% in the tank for barack obama, and he said, well, how is it going to be in 2012? i said, worse. he laughed, said, how could that be? i said in 2008, they didn't care about mccain. in 2012, they will not only be 100% in the tank for barack obama, but they will be 100% committed to the defeat of anyone challenging barack obama. moving forward, and i get a call from an editor at harper collins recommending that i do a book about the 2012 elections and suggested a title "collusion: how the media stole the 2012 elections," and i have to confess i was co
of the same theme. so what i'm pointing out is you must understand that the obama campaign's 2008 and 2012, working changers. the republican party, mitt romney, i spent three weeks of traveling with mitt romney's campaign, flying on the romney campaign airplane, the last day of the campaign, mitt romney came to the back of the press section he said he had not even written a concession speech. he was that confident is going to win. on the airplane i asked one of the chief strategist of the romney campaign, if he was equally confident, and he was. i said, well, why? the whole idea, he said a good message, a good campaign message will be the ground again any time. and i said, i'm not so sure that. that's thinking, that's karl rove thinking or before 1950s, 1950. campaign about the message. what the democrats managed to do is, and it should not be underestimated, i'm a professional political scientist or i have a ph.d in political science from harvard 1972. i've studied voting behavior and presidential elections for decades. but democrats were a game changer. they are highly effective computer
obama. our third scheduled speaker is kendall thomas who is travelingy has not yet arrived but we are hoping he will take the stage as soon as he does come. i will introduce him in his absence right now. he is nash professor of law and co-founder and director of the center for the study of law and culture at columbia university and professor thomas is one of the editors of the seminole volume critical race theory, the form of the movement. the three powerful thinkers and visionary speakers. [applause] >> get settled, and make yourself comfortable and we are so glad you made it. i was saying to camille and sarah before we came on that in so many ways barack obama has set up our conversation about blacks in the twenty-first century through his comments yesterday but i want to put that in the larger context because we are trying to take the backward and forward look on this panel in our conversation. the backward look is about where have we come, where have we come to since in the 50 years since the march on washington. at the same time, this particular moment is framed by a three ev
, the "collision 2012" obama vs. romney and the future of elections in america is a follow on to the book dan and haynes johnson wrote about the 2008 campaign. and as dan says of the new book, he hadn't expected obama's second run for the presidency to turn out quite as compelling as the first groundbreaking one did but it did. the campaign did turn out to be just as compelling although in different ways. howell raines reviewing the book in the post the other day called it quote old-fashioned in a good sense, referring to the fact that it's filled with attributed quotes and closed focus reportage and thankfully lacks windy and alice's. but dam also shows a modern-day appreciation for the new technologies and social media the obama camp aim puts to such effective use. if you really want to understand why the election turned out as it did for america's political future read this book. we will be life tweeting tonight's event speaking of modern technology and social media, so you can follow along with the conversation at hashtag balz dca. dan will speak for a bit and we will leave time for quest
a tendency to think of another author, and that author is president barack obama. as you may recall, the liberal media raved about barack obama's writing abilities in the 2008 election. back then, senator obama's resumÉ was really quite short, and his supporters said, with a straight face, that he was just marvelous because he wrote two books about himself. at first, i thought this was some kind of a joke. when senator obama became president obama, i realized that it was no joke at all, and i decided that i seriously needed to get with the program and start believing in the dreamy barack obama world of yes, we can. i thought what i needed to do was write two books about myself -- [laughter] maybe, i, too, can be president of the united states. [applause] so i sat down and wrote a book about myself called "chinese girl in the ghetto," and when people ask what the book is about these days, i politely tell them it's about my family's journey of communism china to inner city california, and it's about my journey of getting to know freedom, but what i'm really thinking, usually, what's
of headway in that direction. and a couple of summers ago, barack obama promised us a summer of recovery which did not pan out so well, but i think this summer has really been the summer of big government. we have seen through exposures to various leaks, a lot of details emerging about the national surveillance program and the extent to which ordinary americans are ensnared in that data mining and the surveillance that is supposed to be going on to protect the country. we have seen a lot of the flaws that are inherent in obamacare. we have watched the implementation of the affordable care act sort of greek and moaned. we have seen this trend starting tough run off of the tracks. think we are starting as a country to see what is in store for us as this health care law unfolds. nancy pelosi said that we needed to pass the bill to find out what was in it. the obama administration, jay carney yesterday in a press conference promised that once all the different provisions of the bill hans von spakovsky we were really going to like it. so far that does not seem to be the case. and we are start
and the author of wait until the midnight hour and dark days and the bright lights for to barack obama. the third is scheduled speaker is kendall thomas, who is traveling in from brazil. and unfortunately has not yet arrived but we are hoping he will take the stage as soon as he does come. i will introduce him and his absence. he's a mass producer of falcon and co director and co-founder of the center for the study of law and culture at columbia and university and is one of the editors of the critical race theory set for the movement. so we have three powerful sinkers and visionary speakers. [applause] welcome, kendall, it yourself comfortable and we are glad you made it. barack obama set up our conversation about blacks in the 21st century through his comments yesterday. but i want to put into a larger context because we are trying to take a backward and forward look on this conversation. where have we come to sense in the 50 years since the march on washington? at the same time, this particular moment is framed by the events. the first is in the three and a half weeks ago actually, the supreme
in indiana was convicted of forging the signatures back in 2008 of the petitions that got barack obama qualified to be on the ballot for the democratic may 2008 primary. now, in indiana -- like a lot of other states -- you've got to get a certain number of voter signatures to get on the ballot. in indiana you have to get 500 registered voters from each of the state's congressional districts. and in this particular congressional district where this county chairman is, they forged page after page after page of the ballot petition. now, the local authorities discovered this? no, in fact, some of the local authorities were involved in it. this was discovered by a college student who got ahold of the petitions and was looking at 'em and said, you know, a lot of these signatures look the same. now, why is this important? because if you go back to may of 2008, remember there was a very hot presidential race going on between hillary clinton and barack obama. at the time of the indiana primary, barack obama had 1,490 delegates, hillary clinton had 1,338 delegates, so she was very close behind o
. relations are not close at the moment because president obama does not like britain, and he makes it clear that he doesn't, so these things are trivial on the surface things. presidents come and go, and as i've said before, president obama is the winner of the king george iii award for the worst president in american history. >> host: why king george iii? >> guest: because king george iii was the king of england at the time of the american revolution, and was, to a very great extent, responsible for that revolution taking place. >> host: why did president obama, in your view, win that award? >> guest: well, one thing i didn't like about him is almost the first thing he did when he became president was that he had the boston winston church hill remove from the white house. now, churchill was not any half american himself because his mother was american, and he inherited most of the brains and brilliance from his mother, and not only was he half american, but he was the best english friend america has ever had in my opinion, and he and roosevelt formed a magnificent duo in the war to destroy
tangentially connected to a 911 attacks. that is still the law that president obama and his administration side when they are bombing people. in some cases targeting individuals who were toddlers. a law was written to target the people responsible. howard -- responsible? a blank check. rear-ended to make it permanent. president obama said in his second inaugural address that he did not want the u.s. to live in a state of perpetual war. his policies indicate that he was the exact opposite. he wants the u.s. to be in a perpetual state of war. there was only one member of congress the voted against the a you ms. imagine what that must of been like. we all remember what it was like , the fear and hysteria gripping the country. it was this one member of congress. she stood up. i think ten people should, in particular, all of us. even find it online. barbirolli was trembling when she gave that speech. imagine the courage. what she said in the speeches that we cannot use these attacks to engage in retaliation across the globe. engaged in actions that are going to undermine our democratic principle. we
the western world and it has managed to come under the obama administration, metastasize and so without any further ado i would like to introduce you to a wonderful individual, erick stackelbeck. [applause] >> i want to thank you for hosting this event. i look at sera as a modern-day esther or deborah. such a time as this. thank you for having me here. if you write a book, you spend a year with that and say this book can put me through pack. but i think that people are reading it. it gets into detail about the main player in the arab spring, which i refers to as the islamist winter in the butt. the muslim brotherhood is done, out of power in egypt, we don't have to worry about them. this is the postmortem of history. it has been has the muslim brotherhood, the leaders were killed and imprisoned in the group was banned for decades. the headquarters was burned to the ground. completely suppress by the egyptian military. like the jihad event has come to refuse to die. so thank god it was only a year. but it appears the administration that is wistful, it seems like a monster. so this talks abou
, is president obama like most bases. -- politicians. i counted twentd times he mentioned the middle class in his speech a couple of years ago and. and more recently in the 2012 state of the union. he said the end of world war ii, another generation of hero return home from combat they build the strongest economy and middle class the world has ever known. the defining issue of our time is how to keep the prompts alive. it's a bold statement when the president of the united states calls a particular topic or subject the defining issue of our time. it's certainly matter. i think we all agree. so i think a lot of us would agree with this idea that the plight of the middle class is central to our national conversation. it's one of the biggest story of our time and place. if you look at the numbers, if you look at the research there are many fewer of us than there used to be. we lost power both economically, socially, and politically. i think it has huge implication in term of what kind of country we want to be. i think it means something. basically my approach was to trace the back store. i pick up t
of the obama administration. he was critically important and played a pivotal role if i can use that word in the development of president obama's strategy of putting the united states towards asia, and in that context of will be particularly interesting to learn from kurt about the lessons that can be drawn from his rendezvous with destiny. in that position, he received the distinguished service award. i point that out because of a too received the award and i saw how difficult it is to achieve it. [laughter] i got it for the negotiations and nobody can possibly remember the headline negotiations, but i do think everybody will remember the role that kurt campbell played in the shaping of american strategy towards asia. so it is with great distinction that he received the award to the as i said, he was the founder, cofounder for the new american security a great new think tank that is doing a terrific and influential work on national security policy and defense policy here in in washington. before that, he was the senior vice president and director of international security and the henry k
there led to the launching of barack obama's career as a community organizer. so that's the tie-in to the previous book i wrote which is called young mr. obama, chicago and the making of a black president. okay. this is from a chapter titled a rust bowl, and the term rust belt was actually originally rust bowl. and the first usage i found for it was in "time" magazine, and it was popularized by walter mondale when he accused president reagan of turning the midwest into a rust bowl, and then it was alter inside the way of journalism to match the sunbelt and whatever other belts we have. the term -- >> the bible belt, yeah. >> the term before the rust belt was the frost belt. anyway, on the east side of chicago, life did not run according to the laws that nature imposed on the rest of the world. when night fell on other neighborhoods, those neighborhoods stayed dark until the next morning. on the east side, the night sky burned red when u.s. steel, republic steel or wisconsin steel dumped the waste product of steel making. the steel mills created their own suns, skies and weather.
is that president obama and maybe the republicans would say, oh, you shouldn't use these drones. so you need something to avoid to say, wait a minute, you're not going nearly far enough with the use of jones and it's killing a lot of innocent people and it's counterproductive and going against national security. so i look back now at a couple of weeks and i don't see a shift in policy. there have been for john strikes since then. two in pakistan and two in yemen. once in pakistan are important to look at because there are elections in pakistan and a new prime minister was elected. number two was to come into that election and there were a lot of campaign programs against the drones. we followed most of the tribal areas where the drones drugs are being used to speak out against them. the fact that he came in number two is very significant and also is the fact that the one who came in number one is his first talk that he was totally against the use of jones and he had been calling up united states to stop using these. the first drone attack after the president's speech is one that was touted i
? >> absolutely. the obama administration has been criticized for investigating the press and the press leaks. john adams asked congress for del law called the alien and sedition act and put 12 newspaper publishers in jail and one member of the house of representatives for criticizing the president, just criticizing the government. they were put in jail. none of the things that are happening in our democracy today is new. these things have been going on since the beginning of time and it's the price that we pay for living in a free society. everybody else is not going to agree with us. >> final question and a preview of the book what is the relationship between thomas jefferson and george washington like? >> very cold because jefferson was in those days called a jacoven and he believed that people should be freed and all the people should have a vote and should be free to vote as they wanted to. he thought the population was capable of delving into itself and washington did not. washington believed then only land owners being able to vote and he believed in law and order jefferson said the tr
to in the government overhangs. estimate because of president obama's recent speech on the state of our economy there's issues block with programs that have issued on booktv also related to economics. president obama spoke about unemployment during his speech. >> technology makes some jobs obsolete. global competition says a lot of jobs overseas. it became harder for the unions to fight for the middle class. washington drove out bigger tax cuts to the very wealthy and smaller minimum wage increases for the working poor. so, what happened is falling to between the higher productivity and people's wages and salaries was broken. it used to be as companies did better, profits went higher and workers also got a better deal. and that started changing. so the income of the top 1% nearly quadrupled from 1979 to 2007. but the typical family incomes barely budged. and towards the end of those three decades, the housing bubble, credit cards, the turning financial sector was keeping the country are officially to stop so sometimes it tapered over some of these long-term trends. but by the time i took office in 20
world and unfortunately into our very own. it has managed to, under the obama administration, metastasize and has been influencing power. without any further ado are like to introduce you to have wonderful individual, erick stackelbeck. [applause] >> i want to thank sarah for a first of all hosting this event and the endowment for middle east troops has such phenomenal work. i looked at sarah as a modern-day esther, deborah. i really do. such a time as this to thank god for the organization and when you're doing and think of revving a year. you don't want to look at it. i know people are reading it. this is really the first book since the so-called arab spring broke out that gets into detail about the main player and the arabs during, which i referred to as the as long as winter in the book. so actually i have to say, i don't even know why we're having this event because the muslim brotherhood is time. they're gonna come out of power. we don't have to worry about them anymore. the postmortem. if only it were so. the muslim brotherhood has been down this road before, as i docu
despite what the courts have done and certainly under obama despite what the courts have done. we have seen these glorious court decisions that seemed to vindicate the rights of the detained but the executive branch has found a way to circumvent the spirit of that. and obama is no exception. in guantanamo there are quite a few prisoners the governor admits it has no evidence against and they are not a flat but it can't release for one reason or another. they've been there for over 11 years and the treatment there is outrageous and we have gone a long way from this idea of today's to 11 years and so now just this week the circuit court sided with the obama administration in the indefinite detention people to keep people without due process. i know a lot of people are outraged and think this is entirely unprecedented. unfortunately it's not unprecedented. where i do see hopeless throughout this entire history there were people, there were idealists who saw the on the legal jargon and all of the technicalities of all that what was important was the principles of liberty and the principle
interests, as a candidate in 2008 now president obama then seems to understand and he talked about courageously during the campaign and pledged not just to draw american troops from iraq but also the american mindset that had gotten into the strategic mistake to invade iraq in the first place and pledged to change the middle east policy but instead the obama administration has pursued policies as the predecessors the same policies that did such damage to our strategic position and as a result the obama administration today is not just providing a stalled middle east peace process but the demise of the true state solution to the palestinian conflict and while the above it ministration military intervention in libya can and overthrow gadaffi it is now e. incubating in libya a significant threat to american security interests and as the detail in our book, going to tehran deal gone bad restoration has gone beyond the bush administration to trim the islamic republic to argue what we say is ward dangerous to discredit a gauge of it as a strategy to deal with the islamic republic of iran
with ballistic missile defenses. in the mediterranean the soft power the obama administration favors is in fact unsupported by a hard power. into the vacuum left by our departure, others are stepping. iran has sent a frigate and much larger helicopter carrier into the mediterranean. china last year ordered a destroyer, guided missile frigate and a logistics vessel, and this year, at least until now, has deployed two guided missile frigates which have called algeria, molto, morocco and france, russia currently has 16 ships in the mediterranean and plans a rotation schedule allowing permanent presence for now of 12 ships. moscow is seeking to reach an agreement with cyprus that would allow russian combat aircraft and vessels to use an air field in the western part of ireland and the southern -- my point here noted in the book is not so much to paint a picture of what i regard as troublesome military developments in the mediterranean or even in china that affect us and our allies, it is rather to emphasize that contrary to the navy's 2007 maritime strategy of preventing wars, neither u.s. naval no
to asia as the obama administration terms it, does not clearly state what the objective of the rebalance and is. it is to counter the military power in the region with the slight redistribution of naval forces away from the rest of the world and to asia that the administration has announced will not keep pace with china's arms buildup and will not keep peace either end with 500 million already subtracted from the defense department from the first obama administration and sequestration will move at equal amount, where will the funds come from to deploy and maintain a larger pacific fleet in the future? a substantial portion of "mayday" looks at the size of today's fleet and its prospects for growth for the future. but the question is to what and? i believe our security is best served if we have a clear understanding of the strategy to secure our interest and those of our allies but i don't think we do. notwithstanding the question of this seapower for it is quite serious. at the end of the cold war u.s. combat fleets the goal of reagan said of 600 ships and 15 carrier battle said. at appr
obama. let me see if i actually have that quote in my folder handy. here we go. this is president obama speaking back in 2008 in a speech he gave on fatherhood. he wrote: we know the statistics that children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime and 20 times more likely to end up in prison. they're more likely to have behavioral problems or run away from home or become teenage parents themselves, and the foundations of our community are weaker because of it. we have two generations of evidence on the importance of children being raised by their biological mother and father, and five times more likely to commit crime, nine times more likely to drop out of school are just the beginning of what the negative outcomes are. in this case, growing up without a father. and so there's a reason why the state tries to promote marriage. what we saw was the breakdown of the marriage culture during the '60s, '70s and '80s. this is when child poverty increase, the welfare state increases, it's when social mobility decreased. so everything that you c
be with us. that is why president obama set a goal in his state of the union for the united states to join with our allies to eradicate poverty in the next two decades and building on this, challenge the world bank to move from dreaming of a world free of poverty to a concrete goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 23 in a target of promoting shared prosperity. that is why experts from around the world like jeffrey sachs who player leading role are designing a the sustainable development goals. jeffrey sachs is a powerful and consistent advocate on behalf of the world's for and most vulnerable. given decades in academia in the field his views on inclusive and sustainable development our respect across the board from top policymakers to expiring development practitioners. we agree from time to time on the how and when but never the why or what. jeffrey sachs is a director of the earth institutes, professor of health policy management at columbia university. he has authored three new york times bestsellers, the end of poverty, commonwealth economic for a crowded planet, and the price of civi
secretary of state for east asia a position he held for the first four years of the obama administration. he was critically important and played a think a pivotal role in the development of president obama strategy of pivoting united states towards asia and in that context particularly interesting to learn from curt about the lessons that can be drawn from michael's "rendezvous with destiny" it. curt in apposition received the distinguished service award. i point that out because i too received that award so i know how difficult it is to achieve it. [laughter] nobody could possibly remember the negotiations but i dare say everyone ago remember the role that kurt campbell played in shaping american strategy towards asia. and so it is with great distinction that i receive that award. as i said he was the founder and co-founder of the center for new american -- a great think-tank that is doing terrific and influential work on national defense policy here in washington. before that he was the senior vice present structure of international security program and csi s. the center for strategic and
said to me, you know, i wouldn't have thought that since we got obama, that the supreme court would be deciding things against us and that zimmerman would be free. we got obama and we were all celebrating. well, a year ago, wrote a book with a chapter in it called "blacks and the politics of redemption." and we say that black people would not learn until we all got the right to vote and could vote freely and elect people and so on. that you can't get everything from voting. voting is important and you have to do it. but that protest is an essential ingredient of politics, and so while we're going around quoting frederick douglass, that's think about miss parks, miss robeson and all these people, and real rise that people tell you, you don't need to have a moment or be protesting. all you need to do is vote. first of all they're trying to suppress the vote in case you hadn't noticed. but the lesson is that you really, really have to be -- you need a movement and you need to be persistent, and you need to not give up, and you need to be strategic, and you need to think about what you'
the courts to done and certainly under obama many of the stock of the court decisions that seem to vindicate the rights of the detained. the executive branch has found a way to circumvent the spirit of that. the exception at guantanamo. they're quite a few prisoners that the government admits it has no evidence against. they are not a threat, would it can release them for one reason or another. and been there for our war 11 years. the treatment is outrageous. we have a long way from this idea of today's to 11 years. siding with the obama administration, and with the nba and the indefinite detention power of the executive to detain people without due process, a lot of people are outraged. this is entirely unprecedented. unfortunately it is not. where i do see hope is throughout this entire history there were people, idealists who saw the legal jargon and technicalities of law it is wrong. putting someone in detention without giving reason. shoddy with your procedures. and so i think the whatever the courts to doing, whatever congress, where the presidents to, i have no reason to believe the n
mohammed morsi. president obama delivered a statement today in martha's vineyard on the situation in egypt. condemning yesterday's violence that left more than 500 people dead. here is a little of what the president had to say. >> that's why we are so concerned about recent events. we appreciate the complexity of the situation. mohammed morsi was elected president in a democratic election, his government was not clues -- inclusive and did not respect all the views of all the egyptians. we know many egyptians, millions of egyptians, operators a majority of gippings were calling for a change in course. while we do not believe that force is the way to resolve political differences, after the military's intervention there remain a chance for reconciliation and ab opportunity to pursue a democratic path. instead we have seen a more dangerous path taken through arbitrary arrests, broad crack down on mr. morsi's associations, and supporters and wounded thousand more. the united states strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by egypt's interriment government and security forces. we deplor
utopia. it got people concerned it was a comment on the obama administration. that presented this as a kind of bargain that people would giveaway their freedom for the sake of this material you taupe ya. i look at that as a number of friends as well. is it a scholarly book or popular book? >> i'm hoping it's a scholar book and a lot of footnotes and citizenships. and but i have been told that i have the common touch and, you know, basically about webster and about about the south park. i hope both audience can enjoy the book. >> is there a danger you're putting motive to directors and writers that don't exist? >> there's a danger but i don't see the harm that would be done. i have an introduction that discusses the book method logically and explains why the model of intension is a little naive. often we have a notion there's a single author who must have everything planned out in advance. one thick i learned about television particularly movies as well they are collaborative venture and the -- in fact as the the team write the somehow. they play off each other. they don't g
opines on a range of topics from health care to the obama presidency for about 45 minutes. >> i am very happy to see all of you. it's a wonderful evening to be in the city, which i know of unfortunately through so many of your disasters, but i was thinking, looking at the fountains, there is a little one you have for the children and a bigger one for the adults and i was thinking about water flows in peace of the history that is so fitted for me of the bombing of the people of the imprisonment of my media, that history is not the whole story and it's very good to remember that and to see that we make our way every day, every single step can be a different direction. so as i was thinking about what i wanted to talk about and read about and i don't have a whole lot of time but i wanted to start by mentioning something that i find very disturbing which is that you know our country and we are not alone. this country is not the only country making a lot of war in the world that we are make you some really terrible big ones. please bomb and shoot these people over generations and starved them
this week. in "collision 2012: obama versus rom and the future of elections in america," dan balz gives an inside look at the presidential campaigns of mitt romney and barack obama. brenda wineapple chronicles the social, political and cultural history of the u.s. leading up to the civil war and the reconstruction period that followed in "ecstatic nation." in "manson: the life and times of charles manson," jeff quinn chronicles the life of charles manson. "pink be sari revolution. " in "hothouse," the survival of art at america's most celebrated publishing house. robert wilson, editor of "the american scholar," recounts the life and career of civil war era photographer matthew brady in matthew brady: portraits of a nation. look for these titles in bookstores this coming year and watch for the authors in the near future on booktv and on booktv.org. >> booktv is on location at bookexpo america which is the annual publishers' trade show held in new york city. and we're talking with the publisher of chicago review press about some of their upcoming titles. cynthia sherry, what do you have c
and obama. the storming of jerusalem by israeli forces in 67. it is a moment that changed history completely. change the state and nature of his robe. it changed the character of israel because it was such an exciting moment for jews all over the world, christians over the world. it was such an inspiring moment, exciting moment. even for secular jews it was an almost messianic moment. it seemed like united jerusalem and jews could again pray at the western wall, the place, as jews college, which was all that was left of paris temple which we talked about earlier. it's a very vital moment. everything that came after, everything that we have today comes from this moment. so it is said spectacular and exciting place. so much has happened since. we go into all the details of that. obama at netanyahu and all the rest of. >> host: one of the sidelines that i saw in your book was that mary magdalene's and is there. >> guest: well, there are all manner of sort of relics in jerusalem. and there are all sorts of things. i mean, there are sorus, hands. there are all sorts of fascinating relics in the c
is a great example. president obama over the last couple of days has announced to leading initiatives in his second term, getting rid of a clear weapons and global climate change. and i think he used dare i say following in the footsteps, we saw him talk about the nuclear threat initiative. tell us just a little bit now that we are looking at the president once again taking a leading role, with that organization does, the nuclear threat initiative. tell us what it does? >> it will sway public opinion in favor of nuclear disarmament. >> but you have former secretary of state. just amazing personality. >> the very best people that he could, kissinger, perry, himself and if you're a member be the discussion with them. they're doing a good job of it. we are closer to getting rid of it clear weapons that we'll probably ever been. >> and white -- [applause] it is nice to think so, anyway. >> and through the you in foundation so many initiatives center around women, education, health costs so many aspects, why the focus -- this is a rhetorical question, why the focus on women? or maybe we should no
would take me to the travel in washington, d.c., where u knew barack obama would be inaugurated. they would carry me the morning after the festivity to far away burma. where i could wave happifully at the people who smiled back. they would take know gaza, and many writing about the palestinian-israel. to the best bank, india, all kinds of amazing places. like, for instance. who knew? i would find myself raising a nation of chickening in between travel and business holy people. sometimes soon far away. i condition i do not like or recommend. then in a dream it came to me there have a long highway like the one that passed by my grandpa's place when i lived with them as an 8-year-old and 9-year-old. my grandfather and i would sit on the porch in the still georgia heat, and count the cars as they went by. he would choose red. i would choose blue or black. it was a southbound sit for the two of us. hours could go by and we were perfectly content. perhapses that is why in the dream the solution to my gawnd i are was available. there in the middle of the long perfectly straight highway
to meet president obama, what would you say to them? >> i don't know that i would have anything to say to him. i think he's slick. he acts like he's listening. he's a disastrous president. he may be worse than push -- bush, the last president. much like -- i'm a 0 fish gnat dough of ancient history among other things and i think we reached the stage now we get a lot like after siberia, they said, gosh, i'm glad he's dead. and then they got the next who got worse and then they -- they got neero and had a civil war. i think the we're crowding the past of ancient rome. >> something going on currently in the u.s. is the bradley manning trial on wikileaks. >>sha shameful. even more shameful -- just as shameful as what is happening with edward snowden. for that matter julian assange. i think it's absolutely shocking that they had manning locked up in solitary confinement, or torturing him for three years, and there's no outrage in the u.s. and as far as snowden is concerned, it's doubly shameful that he has to run to hide in countries like russia, venezuela which are hardly beacon of freedom
're the opportunity to meet president obama, what would you say to him? >> guest: i don't know that i would have anything to say to you. i think he is slick. he acts like he is listening. but now, she -- he may be worse than bush, the last president. i am an aficionado in ancient history among other things. we've reached this stage now. after tiberius vfat i'm glad he's dead. and may god owego a, so it got worse. and then they had a civil war. so i think we are tried in the past those ancient world. >> host: something going on currently in the u.s. is the bradley minitrial on wikileaks. >> guest: that is shameful. even more shameful than the mishap name is edward snowden or for that matter julianna sans. it is absolutely shocking that they have manning locked up in solitary confinement, torturing them for three years and there's no outrage in the u.s. as far as snowden is concerned, it is doubly shameful that he has to run to hide in countries like russia, venezuela and perhaps bolivia, which are hardly beacons of freedom. certainly you can't stay in the u.s. anymore. >> host: continuing theme i
this was a comment on the obama administration. anyway, this is the kind of fallacy that people would give away their freedom for the sake of this material utopia. .. >> guest: you know, there's a danger, but i don't see the harm that would be done. i have an introduction that discusses the book and explains why, in fact, a model of intention is a little naive. very often we have the notion that there's a single author who must have everything planned out in advance. one thing identify learned -- i've learned about television particularly, but movies as well, is they are collaborative ventures, and the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. writers, we have the fiction that a tv show's written by the one writer who gets the screen credit. in fact, as with movies, whole teams write these shows, and i've talked to some writers. they play off each other. they don't go into it knowing what they're doing or having a full developed attention, but by the time they're through, they have developed a work of art that has intentionality. that's my decision. that may sound too scholarly, but i think a
obama fought over whose cap and trade program was better. in 2010 president obama moved against the interests of some of his allies to expand leasing in order to increase production of offshore oil and gas. you don't hear much about these sorts of things to do. instead, you hear about how the keystone xl pipeline will be game over for the planet or how blocking it would be a body blow to national security. you hear about how fracking will poise be son our water and corrupt or politics or slash emissions and provide a replacement for oil. you hear about how government support for clean energy innovation will propel the united states to leadership in the 212s schedulely or how government spending on losers like solyndra and fisker show how badly washington is adrift. now, this is a hugely frustrating state of affairs. here you have, in a span of barely five years, changes in american energy that are more radical than at any time in almost half a century. in ways that have big consequences for everything from the future of our economy to the health of our environment to our positio
that you develop. he didn't see them -- is a controversy i think in the last election with obama i think it was suggested that people who get ahead in society are drawn from other sources besides their own individual, at a cost a lot of controversy. franklin would agree 100%. at the same time he was very quick to make a buck and very good at it. he died a very wealthy man. yes, sir. >> can you draw any parallels between the society of useful knowledge and lead developers? you mentioned edison, with the big industrial push for the human invention? >> absolutely. this was a thing i develop in quite a lot of detail in "the society for useful knowledge," especially in the latter chapters. that it was really, franklin last great association of franklin as this it was a projected on a lots of societies. his last great project was the society for political inquiries. which was formed very late in his life. one of the mirrors of the site was a gentleman named cox. he was a loyalist and come in philadelphia and when the prince came in he thought okay, he's on the winning side but that didn't work
kurtz discusses "spreading the wealth: how obama is robbing the suburbs to pay for the cities" this is about half an hour. >> speaker stanley kurtz. she's going to talk on spreading the wealth. he's a senior fellow at the ethics and public policy center and an adjunct fellow with the institute with a special-interest in america's cultural war. she writes on family, feminism, homosexuality, affirmative action and campus political correctness. she helped publish a book entitled radical and chief which was exposing obama's lost years that nobody knows
, hillary talks with obama on the phone and no help is sent. in the next day, after the killings, she immediately contacted through the state department google and youtube and tells them to sensor all of the content. we need to sensor the content. by $70,000 worth of air time in pakistan, the loved your profit blaming this video. what was the goal of that? the needed the fast and furious crisis they could blame on somebody would use their first amendment rights and they could say this is the person that provoked it and we need to stop where you create a crisis and use them. so where is the real clinton? so they needed the crisis they could blame on free speech so they could push this u.n. agenda of antiblasphemy laws. so anyway, someone else? >> we have to go on to the next speaker. >> it is all in the book and it's all in the vv. but just one minute a way of explaining this to people i did this in the congress with michele bachman. what does the work like mean? it is a source of elimination. it's also an adjective and the opposite of the word heavy. and aver blight you're going to li
the the the the to the white house for the first state dinner hosted by barack obama and his wife, michele, the most glamorous political couple since the kennedys. it had taken awhile for and to step down from mckinsey. that he was busier than ever. he sat on a handful of corporate boards of goldman sachs, procter and gamble and american airlines to name a few. he hoped his retirement from the top job would slow him down but he was in the throes of building his own private equity company from scratch. jennings from continent to comment in the suitcase as intent on being a game changing private equity and philanthropy as he had been during at storied career in conforming. dressed in a black suit with a handkerchief and pocket he made his way to the south lawn from the gilded east room which served as a staging area for the dinner. at every turn he ran into friends, chatted with a new age physician wearing his signature gems that eyeglasses, mingling with a top lawyer in the new administration and caught up with governor bobby jindal, the republican governor of louisiana. his parents migrated to america from in
country is heading, with this, i don't know obama movement. because i don't think anybody's added up all the things that he's promised, like ending poverty in the world. and he doesn't offer any idea of how he's going to pay for that. and i think, you know, that's one of the reasons why i think that he's incredibly naive to -- well, to try to get in the white house by having everybody believe that he's going to be able to do all these things and we really can't afford it. and i'm very concerned about the direction of our -- of our country right now. >> host: thanks, jean johnson, linking the presidential campaign to the budget process here. what do you think? >> guest: well, you know, i think it's an important issue. there are all the candidates that are still in the race are talking about these issues in ways that don't really add up. on the republican side, there's a commitment to keeping the tax cuts that went through with president bush. there's discussion of more tax cuts. and there's kind of a vague reference to cutting spending but they haven't really laid out on the table exactly
cannot afford that at all. jon huntsman, the former ambassador to china, and dennis blair, obama administration employee, did a report recently, and they came up with $300 million and 1.3 million jobs -- 1.2 million jobs. the point of this is, it's a lot of money. it's hundreds of millions of dollars, it's more than a million jobs. this is a great impact on the united states. it happens every year. it is done on purpose by a foreign military. now, i personally believe that if this building you're looking at on the display was a iranian republican guard building in tehran, that building would be a smoldering pile of rubble before i'd had a chance to testify in front of congress or come speak to you about this problem, but it's not. so that begs the question, why? so that brings up why are we like best frenemies with these folks, okay? [laughter] so we have this thing called the engagement policy that the nixon administration came in, and i come from yorba linda, california, nixon's hometown. live just down the road from the library, great place. the goal was we would seek politica
this is the updated version of "totally incorrect". >> host: doug casey if you had the chance to be president obama what would you say? >> guest: i would not have anything to say. he is select he acts like he is listening. but he is a disastrous president he is worse than the and baby bush. it is much like an aficionado of ancient history and we have reached the stage we're getting a lot like rolm -- rome after serious they said i am glad he is dead then they got caligula then they got claudius can get much worse? yes. then they had a civil war. i think we are plotzing the path of agent from. >> host: something going on currently in the u.s. is the bradley manning trial on wikileaks. >> guest: that is shameful. even more shameful or justiciable as what is happening with edward snowden it is absolutely shocking that they had manning locked up in solitary confinement torturing him three years and there is no outrage in the u.s.. as far as edward snowden is concerned, ee shameful he has to run to hide to countries like russia or venezuela that is hardly a beacon of freedom. certainly he cannot stay in
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